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by Yacobg42
September 10th, 2018, 11:52 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Remasters — the good, the bad, and the fugly
Replies: 43
Views: 571

Re: Remasters — the good, the bad, and the fugly

Uncharted trilogy, SotC, TLoU and MGS 2 and 3 have all been brilliant All Bluepoint joints, as far as I'm aware. Naughty Dog did TLOU:Remastered. It was their way of getting familiar with the architecture before Uncharted 4. But, yeah, Bluepoint are the masters. Really hope that secret new project ...
by Yacobg42
September 9th, 2018, 3:59 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Marvel's Spider-Man
Replies: 26
Views: 417

Re: Marvel's Spider-Man

Cool 2004 / 2018 comparison vid: https://www.ign.com/videos/2018/09/06/spider-mans-new-york-2004-vs-2018 Good god, that game looks utterly incredible! I've not really been following it much, but that video, those water effects and puddles and just general graphical quality - surely the pinnacle of ...
by Yacobg42
September 8th, 2018, 3:15 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Marvel's Spider-Man
Replies: 26
Views: 417

Re: Marvel's Spider-Man

Photo mode is truly excellent. Also cool are the time-of-day changes, each part of the story has a different time/light/weather setting, so you can kinda choose how long you'd like to stay in each one. Also (I think) once you beat the game, you can choose the time freely.
by Yacobg42
September 8th, 2018, 5:35 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Marvel's Spider-Man
Replies: 26
Views: 417

Re: Marvel's Spider-Man

I've become very tired and frustrated by the modern western AAA open-world template, and this game doesn't seem to have any sort of distinct hook that would suggest a bold departure from that norm. I like the Arkham games a lot, but playing a slightly re-skinned version of their stealth sections an...
by Yacobg42
September 7th, 2018, 3:52 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Marvel's Spider-Man
Replies: 26
Views: 417

Marvel's Spider-Man

So what's everyone thinking of the Spider-Man release? I'm only a few hours in, but I'm having a blast. Some thoughts: Visually, the game is astonishing. Character models look great but the city is where it really shines. It just looks so big . It really feels like being in New York. The streets are...
by Yacobg42
September 7th, 2018, 5:10 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Remasters — the good, the bad, and the fugly
Replies: 43
Views: 571

Re: Remasters — the good, the bad, and the fugly

I'm playing on PC, so I specifically meant with mouse aiming. Not sure about the spawning ratio, but I was regularly breaking 200k in the castle. Internal clock rates could totally be messed up, I just don't have enough experience with the earlier versions to notice.
by Yacobg42
September 6th, 2018, 8:23 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Remasters — the good, the bad, and the fugly
Replies: 43
Views: 571

Re: Remasters — the good, the bad, and the fugly

My love of the Shadow of the Colossus remake is well documented (https://caneandrinse.com/shadow-of-the-colossus-then-and-now/), but I'll also be a positive voice for the 60 fps RE4 PC version. Just from ease of access it's my most played version of the game, and it actually feels very weird to go b...
by Yacobg42
September 5th, 2018, 7:23 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 6191
Views: 614108

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Otherwise I'm finally playing Dead Space after several previous attempts to get into it, I think I'm probably a third of the way through. Sweet! I feel the urge to replay the series at some point in the near future. Are you enjoying it so far? I replayed it last year and it still holds up Dead Spac...
by Yacobg42
March 16th, 2018, 12:28 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Stanley Parable
Replies: 5
Views: 442

Re: 318: The Stanley Parable

Once, I gave The Stanley Parable to my dad to play. He played it once through, following all the directions. I pressed him to try it again, and he nearly did the exact same thing, until I nudged him to *not* go along with the narration. At that point, the magic was gone. The Stanley Parable is a one...
by Yacobg42
January 29th, 2018, 4:54 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Hyper Light Drifter
Replies: 6
Views: 586

Re: 326: Hyper Light Drifter

Hyper Light Drifter might be one of the most aesthetically consistent games I've ever played. Like with the best pixel art, it's hard to imagine the game ever visually aging a day- the environments are so rich in detail, the little animations so expressive...I mean, the opening cutscene by itself is...
by Yacobg42
January 16th, 2018, 8:22 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Resident Evil 4 (Biohazard 4)
Replies: 37
Views: 2024

Re: 336: Resident Evil 4 (Biohazard 4)

Resident Evil 4 holds a special place in my heart as my very first m-rated game . I had a Wii, and had just had my bar-mitzvah. My argument to my parents was, therefore, "If the Torah says I'm a man, why shouldn't I be able to play mature games?" Little did I know that I was getting one of the most ...
by Yacobg42
January 16th, 2018, 3:16 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: BioShock, BioShock 2 and BioShock Infinite (SPOILERS)
Replies: 283
Views: 23497

Re: 310: BioShock Infinite

Okay, I'm gonna try to do it. Let's talk about the racial politics of Bioshock Infinite. This isn't an easy conversation to have, and it's been broiling since it's release. I just want to precede this by saying, while no means an expert, I'm a sociologist with a concentration in race theory, so this...
by Yacobg42
September 27th, 2017, 9:32 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: All things Bayonetta
Replies: 78
Views: 14570

Re: Our next-but-one podcast recording (8.10.17): Bayonetta 2

Like a lot of people in this thread, I played a LOT of Bayonetta. Probably around 80 hours, enough to feel pretty comfortable with non-stop infinite climax, unlock jeanne, etc. Bayo becomes a completely different game when playing it that intensely- the "spectacle" of it, which is the main appeal fo...
by Yacobg42
April 10th, 2017, 12:17 am
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 932
Views: 175484

Re: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)

With the re-release of the excellent World of Goo on the Switch, it seems like a great time to revisit one of the cheesiest and most fun songs from an absolute marvel of a soundtrack. Red Carpet Extend-O-Matic plays during a bizarre level that involves smashing a large blob of makeup-wearing goo int...
by Yacobg42
April 5th, 2017, 12:21 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Life Is Strange
Replies: 40
Views: 6982

Re: Life Is Strange

I'm sure there are games with worse writing than the first episode of Life is Strange. I sure couldn't think of any while I played through it though. I jumped on that first episode early, mostly because I wanted to support a women-centric, non-violent, gorgeous-looking game. And while I did apprecia...
by Yacobg42
April 1st, 2017, 3:44 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: SOMA
Replies: 10
Views: 2225

Re: SOMA

(first of all, I want to acknowledge the two Ammys in a row on the forum here) During the middle of my trek through Theta, I thought "I hate this." Not in a way that conveyed existential dread, or out of true fear of what lay ahead. I hated sitting in a room, waiting, as my vision glitched and roari...
by Yacobg42
April 1st, 2017, 3:23 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Mad Max
Replies: 11
Views: 2155

Re: Mad Max

Mad Max may be the perfect podcast game. The concept of this is worth a discussion in its own right- is a game truly good if you prefer to play it with people blabbering on in the background?- but personally, when I want to really just zone out for a while, podcasts and games are my go-to. Mad Max e...
by Yacobg42
February 16th, 2017, 1:00 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Thirteenth Colossus
Replies: 3
Views: 689

Re: The Thirteenth Colossus

Great write-up! Elegant and powerful. It made me want to check out The Fog Horn . SotC is indeed one of these games which manage to capture the audience's imagination in a beautiful way. Good choice for an essay. The end does seem a bit abrupt, though. Was this intentional? Thanks for reading it! I...
by Yacobg42
February 15th, 2017, 11:22 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Thirteenth Colossus
Replies: 3
Views: 689

The Thirteenth Colossus

Hey all! I'm tossing around the idea of starting a gaming blog/series of essays about striking moments in games. The Cane and Rinse community is one that has always been incredibly thoughtful and I would love any feedback on this first entry. Shadow of the Colossus is, in many ways, a game about mom...
by Yacobg42
February 12th, 2017, 4:08 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Undertale
Replies: 18
Views: 3107

Re: Undertale

Instead, it's a game bursting with more humanity than maybe anything I've ever played. It insists that everyone, from the lowliest doggo to the most intimidating knight, has something to give to the world. It's a world where being good is hard , but also one in which it matters . Its optimism, humo...